Originally Posted by Tryg
That should be a bright setup. I estimate 25 foot lamberts in normal bulb mode and 35 in high mode. It will rock.
Hi Tryg - the usual thanks for your great contribution to this site ...
I too am keen to get HD-1 / RS-1 with HP in the Uk as I value an LCD level of vibrancy to a 'Cinematic' CRT / DLP set up.
Unusually for the UK (dont ask me why ....) I too am looking for the largest screen I can install in a room measuring 18' L by 15' wide.
I think 16:9 is the format however I am first to admit I really dont know what config is most suitable. - I will principally view BluRay 1080P new material to get best from set up. - Presumably your latest set up needs addition of Anamorphic (sp?!) lense to RS-1 which no doubt is hugely expensive? - This being so, then 16:9 it is.
Ok, enough rambling --
With 15' wide room a 12' wide screen (6.8' high? in 7' 6" H room) would seem to be maximum.
Seating can be at any distance as can PJ, however I am considering mounting PJ lense around 16' and viewing nr 18'. - Lense would be ideally c 6' 9" whilst viewing at 3' H - ie near 4' off axis at c 17'
Is this too far off axis? - After all, separation between 2 viewers will be 4' horizontally
What is estimated angle for 4' deviation at c. 17' - perhaps somebody would be good enough to remind me of the math required to make such calculations.
I need to do calculations at 16' to 19' for lense to screen (pj can be recessed behind viewers in window recess - wood shuttered betwen pj and glass)
I am very concerned if I simply go for optimum and mount behind our heads that it is not as neat or convenient as a slide away roof mount and that the fan exhaust (which i shall run on Hi) will be right in my ear!!
I am also considering making an exhaust from fan outlet to turn through 180 deg and trunk out of window! - anybody think that will deal with noise (certainly stop draught!)
Basically i am looking for suggestions given room size. - It is wood shuttered and dark except light wall, ceiling and floor coverings - will darken edges around screen on end wall